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3 Day Milford Sound, Te Anau, Taieri Gorge and Dunedin Tour from Queenstown

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Experience the natural beauty and history of New Zealand’s South Island on this three day tour. Travel to the heart of Milford Sound on a boat cruise that takes you through the world-famous fiord, surrounded by rainforest, waterfalls and glacier-carved valleys. Spend time at leisure in the charming and historic town of Dunedin and journey through the spectacular Taieri Gorge region by train. Discover the highlights of the South Island and have your choice of standard or superior accommodation in Te Anau and Dunedin.

This is an Independent coach tour, where you travel on a combination of touring coaches and sightseeing services with commentary and/or point to point coaches which may not have commentary. You will be with different people on each part of the tour and different drivers.

What You'll Get


Day 1: Queenstown to Milford Sound for a Nature Cruise and on to Te Anau

Stop At: Queenstown, Queenstown, Otago Region, South Island
Hop on board a Real Journeys luxury glass-roofed coach in Queenstown, you will enjoy a relaxing trip along the shores of Lake Wakatipu and through the rolling countryside to Te Anau. Your coach driver will provide informative commentary along the way. After a morning tea break in Te Anau (own expense), the coach continues along the spectacular Milford Road where there is time for photo stops and short walks along the way.
Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Milford Sound, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9679 New Zealand
Take the time to enjoy the best of Milford Sound aboard a leisurely Nature Cruise. Explore the length of the fiord and learn about the history of the region from the knowledge of your specialist nature guide. Experience the cool spray of a waterfall as the cruise moves in close to sheer rock faces or watch out for dolphins, seals and, in season, the rare Fiordland crested penguins.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Lake Te Anau, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park New Zealand
After your nature cruise, return to Te Anau by coach where you have the remainder of the day to spend at your leisure.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch: Picnic boxed lunch aboard the Milford Sound Nature Cruise. Please advise any dietary requirements.
Accommodation included: You have the choice of standard or superior hotel accommodation

Day 2: Enjoy a scenic coach journey from Te Anau to Dunedin

Stop At: Te Anau, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, Southland Region, South Island
Travel by coach from Te Anau to Dunedin, soaking up views of the South Island’s scenic countryside.
Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Dunedin, Dunedin, Otago Region, South Island
Upon arrival in the historic town of Dunedin, check in to your hotel and have the rest of the day free to explore at your leisure. Enjoy the laid-back charm of the city centre as you take in art galleries, cafes and shops.
Duration: 20 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: You have the choice of standard or superior hotel accommodation

Day 3: Experience the Taieri Gorge Train on your way to Queenstown

Stop At: Taieri Gorge, Otago 9074, New Zealand
Enjoy the breathtaking scenery on board the historic Taieri Gorge Train. Enjoy the Taieri Plains and Taieri Gorge as the train snakes its way through numerous tunnels, bridges, and viaducts. Ponder the amazing engineering feats that it took to build the route as you admire spectacular views from your seat or the open-air platforms. Stretch your legs and snap photos at scenic stops along the way. Hear fascinating live commentary about the history and nature of the area as you travel. Food and drinks are available for purchase at the onboard cafe.
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Pukerangi, New Zealand
Your train journey ends in Pukerangi, where you will be met by a transfer to Queenstown through the rugged rock landscape of Central Otago. Your tour ends on arrival in Queenstown in the early evening.
Duration: 5 hours

Pass By: Queenstown, Queenstown, Otago Region, South Island
Your tour concludes on arrival into Queenstown. Known as the adventure capital of New Zealand, Queenstown is home to many adrenaline inducing activities. Nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, this alpine town is surrounded by towering mountains.

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • 1x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Commentary on board all transport
  • Milford Sound Nature Cruise
  • Taieri Gorge Train
  • Entry/Admission - Milford Sound

  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • Meals unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance. We recommend travel insurance for all tours

Departure Point
Real Journeys Visitor Center, Real Journeys Visitor Centre Steamer Wharf, 88 Beach Street, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand

Departure Time
7:20 AM

3 days

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
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The Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.